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WaterFix Plan for Delta Tunnels Slimmed Down in California (2)

May 2, 2019, 7:33 PMUpdated: May 2, 2019, 10:54 PM

The hotly debated $17 billion project to build two tunnels to supply thirsty Southern California with water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in the north will be dramatically reduced in scope and size, state officials announced May 2.

A new planning process aimed at using a single water tunnel will begin.

The WaterFix project would have created three new intakes near the Northern California towns of Hood and Clarksburg, a popular winery tourism destination. Those pipes would have connected to two 35-mile long tunnels, as deep as 150 feet, to transport and connect with state and federal water ...

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